Robert Downey Jr. has been replaced with Will Ferrell in DreamWorks Animation’s Oobermind. Downey Jr. was to play the title role of the main super villain. From Variety:
Ferrell replaces Robert Downey Jr. in the title role of a supervillain who imagines all his dastardly dreams coming true after defeating good-guy rival Metro Man (Pitt), only to find life quite boring without an adversary. To fill the void, Oobermind creates a new superhero, Titan (Hill), who also wants to be bad, forcing Oobermind to switch sides.
The three join Tina Fey who is already on board to play a reporter keeping track of the city’s confusing superhero situation.
Oobermind is scheduled to hit theaters on November 5, 2010.